Green Fingers Crossed for Newport in Bloom 2011
With summer on the way a new weekly gardening club has started at Pool Cottage giving the people supported there the chance to put their green fingers to the test.
Members of the club have been tending to the garden and planting a variety of countryside flowers. The garden also has a vegetable patch, apple trees and a variety of herbs that the club care for.
Pool Cottage in Magor provides residential services for six individuals with autism spectrum disorders, challenging behaviours and learning disabilities.
The club is so proud of its achievements that they are entering the Pool Cottage garden in Newport in Bloom 2011 where they are hoping to win the residential housing category for their beautiful countryside garden.
Along with developing their horticultural skills members of the club have also been using their artistic talents to paint new benches for the garden so everyone can enjoy sitting outside during the warmer months. They have also hand painted a host of gnomes who now happily live in the garden.
Team Leader, Verity Finney has been instrumental in setting up the club and said:
“Pool Cottage has such a big garden and it’s a lovely place to spend time. The club is a great opportunity to get everyone involved in planting flowers and vegetables and spending time outside amongst nature. Our green fingers are crossed that we do well in Newport in Bloom, we’ve all put in such a team effort.”